Hot off the press! Information from the Judge at the ARLA request for a Judicial Review. The judge rejected Sainsbury’s claims on all three grounds. Sainsbury’s have seven days to appeal but we hope they don’t given, what we understand to be, the strength and language of the judgement against Sainsbury’s appeal. I am sure there will be more on this soon but thought you would like to know! Will update when we know more.
We have had notice of an election hustings from the North Uxbridge Residents Association. This is not a ticketed event – first come first served.
General Election Hustings for Uxbridge and South Ruislip
MEET THE CANDIDATES
MIKE COX (LibDem)
JACK DUFFIN (UKIP)
BORIS JOHNSON (Con)
GRAHAM LEE (Green)
CHRIS SUMMERS (Lab)
in St Michaels Church, Windsor Street, Uxbridge
on Friday, 10th April at 7.30pm
The occasion is organized by the North Uxbridge Residents Association in association with St Margarets Church and the Hillingdon Inter Faith Network
But EVERYBODY RESIDENT IN THE CONSTITUENCY IS WELCOME
The object of the meeting is to give residents the opportunity to ask questions of the candidates listed above so we can understand better the differences between the approach and policies of each candidate and the party they represent.
The meeting will be chaired by NURA Chairman, Paul Johnson. Residents wishing to ask questions must table them in advance, either by email (on email@example.com) or on paper using a delivery box located in Uxbridge Central Library. No anonymous questions will be accepted and only those submitted in advance will be tabled.
All details at the website here. They sold out last time and this is the 100th anniversary so if you are interested in going to the airport for the open day strike while the iron’s hot!
It looks likely that Sainsbury will launch a judicial review which will cause delays in the building of the development at the ARLA site . Vice-Chair Sid Jackson has commented on this.
Plenty to discuss at the next quarterly meeting next Wednesday! How do we respond? Come and have your say.
We wish you a happy New Year. Hope that 2015 is productive and a great year for South Ruislip.
Newsletters will be on their way out to members shortly.
Please see below Inspector Rob Bryan’s police newsletter in full. We hope you find this of interest.
‘LEST WE FORGET’
31st October to 2nd November
The St Mary’s Church, The Fairway, South Ruislip will be open on all 3 days with displays commemorating the 1st World War and Saints. Admission price £2.
Refreshments will be available throughout the weekend together with a programme of music.
On Friday evening from 6-8pm there will be a children’s party with a theme of Saints and Heroes.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or to book a ticket.
On Saturday afternoon stalls selling Christmas gifts, cakes, sweets, refreshments
together with face painting and other activities will be in the Church Hall.
On Sunday after our morning service there is the opportunity to plant a British Legion Poppy Cross in our Garden of Remembrance
in memory of a loved one. These will be sold at £3 to raise money for the Poppy Appeal.
Friday 10am – 8pm
Saturday Noon -7pm
I like the idea of an open an interactive site but I can’t moderate the flow of spam comments I’m getting on the site so have turned off comments for the time being.
126 spam comments at the moment and I don’t have time to check in case something real is in there.
If you want to comment on an article or something affecting South Ruislip please email us or pop over to the Facebook page, just search for us under South Ruislip Residents Association.
HS2 is currently being debated in parliament. Even though there is strong opposition to it and it has been flagged up as a red/amber risk as to whether it will provide value for money by the parliamentary watchdog, there is a strong feeling that it may still be pushed through.
We have to be prepared for this eventuality, so whilst we remain resolutely opposed to the project we need to try to mitigate its effects locally.
The rail link through South Ruislip is currently planned to be in a tunnel which reduces much of the blight that would have been experienced by an over ground option. What many in the area may not be aware of is that to enable the tunnel to proceed a number of major works must be carried out to the local services such as sewerage and water systems.
These works will create major disruption for long periods of time. They will be mainly centred on West End Road, Station Approach, Long Drive, the green area adjacent to Bridgwater Road and Victoria Road. The Victoria Road effect will be from the construction of a vent shaft behind the old Focus building.
A petition process was announced by HS2 which gives individuals, associations and businesses the right to petition parliament to seek ways to mitigate the local disruption.
SRRA has submitted a petition on the residents behalf and while we clearly stated that we remain opposed to the project we requested that when these works were carried out they must not be scheduled simultaneously, access to shops, businesses and residential properties must be available at all times etc. We received a great deal of help from the council’s personnel in ensuring that our petition was presented in the correct format and for that we thank them for their assistance. A copy of the mandate signed by committee members following the AGM and the petition are on the website. [Ed: Clicking on the links will download the documents in Word format to your browsing device].
Author: Sid Jackson